CNC Machine Technology

Certificate Requirements and Program Options

Semester 1 16 college credits
Semester 2 18 college credits
Semesters 1 & 2 34 college credits

Certificate Program – Semester One & Semester Two

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management or Technology Studies

Upon completion of the two semester program, the student has options: career employment and part-time education leading to associate and four year degrees (with real possibility of tuition reimbursement by your employer) or continue immediately in an associate degree program followed by career employment and further education.

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Certificate Program

Semester One

  • MFG 124 - Blueprint Reading (2 Credits)
    First course in blueprint reading. The study of orthographic projection. Topics include lines and their uses, auxiliary views, sectional views, basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angle, tapers, keyways, diameters and radii. Also, geometric tolerancing and dimensioning is covered.    Prerequisite: None
  • MFG 120 - Metrology (3 Credits)
    Metrology is applied in such areas as:  manufacturing, aerospace, telecommunications, electrical power, transportation, medicine, pharmaceuticals, food production, packaging, construction, atmospheric research and environmental protection. The course provides the student with an introduction to the usage of inspection tools and automated inspection equipment and provides a comprehensive set of hands- on exercises to determine the dimensional characteristics of a variety of manufactured parts.The emphasis of this metrology course is metrology in manufacturing. The student will utilize the following tools: vernier caliper, micrometer, precision height stand, dial bore gage, snap gage, V block, dial test indicator, Sine bar, gage block set, Angle block, and CMM & CMM programming.
    General Course Objectives/Outcomes
    • Demonstrate an ability to apply the basic measuring tools to a variety of sample
    • parts and produce an inspection report.
    • Demonstrate an ability to understand and use direct measuring tools and
    • comparison measuring tools.
    • Demonstrate an ability to understand and use standards of length and form.
    • Demonstrate an ability to use comparison tools in conjunction with inspection
    • accessories and standards to obtain measurements of features on a variety of
    • parts.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of geometric feature control symbols on
    • engineering drawings.
  • MFG 150 - Introduction to Machine Technology (4 Credits)
    Introduction to Machine Technology introduces the student to the fundamentals of Metal Machining Technology. The student is introduced to the basic metal machining equipment including Lathe, Miller, Drill Press, Saw, and Grinding Wheels. Students will perform basic lathe operations, which will consist of facing, center-drilling, chuck turning, turning between centers, boring, grooving, tapers, knurling, and single point threading. Students will identify the major parts of the vertical & horizontal mill, align a vise, use an indicator, edge finder, and boring head, determine speeds and feeds, perform simple indexing, mill flat, square surfaces and slots, drill, bore, and tap holes.
  • MFG 166 - Benchwork (1 Credit)
    A basic course in the fundamentals, principles, practices, and tools used in semi-precision and precision layout and in the various tools, methods and procedures for common machine shop benchwork. Topics will include, measurement systems, layout principles, hand tools and  power tools.
    General Course Objectives/Outcomes
    • Use units of measure.
    • Identify various types of fasteners.
    • Understand fits and tolerances.
    • Understand the difference between semi-precision and precision layout.
    • Understand the proper use of arbor presses.
    • Identify and understand the use of hand tools.
    • Use tools to layout semi-precision and precision layout work.
  • MFG 168 - Computer Numerical Control I (3 Credits)
    First course in CNC machinery and programming. Topics include, Cartesian coordinates, safe use of CNC equipment, setup and operate a two axis CNC lathe and a three axis CNC machining center, programming and runoff of parts.
  • MFG 110 - Solidworks (3 Credits)
    SolidWorks design focuses on parametric modeling while introducing the student to the paperless computer based design process utilizing the parametric 3-D design software SolidWorks. The course reviews the following topics: design process, design engineering, assembly modeling, mechanism analysis, rapid prototyping, team design, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and the analysis of tolerance stackups. Students will participate in individual & team design projects.
    General Course Objectives/Outcomes
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of drawing
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Part Modeling
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the extrude and revolve features
    • Demonstrate an understanding of Sweep, Loft & Additional Features
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of Assembly Modeling
    • Demonstrate an understanding of top-down assembly modeling

Semester Two

  • MFG 105 - Manufacturing Math II (3 Credits)
    Second course in manufacturing mathematics. A further study of arithmetic and trigonometric operations applied to manufacturing circumstances. The following geometric entities are studied in detail: the circle, regular and irregular polygons, the right triangle and oblique triangles. The application of angular arithmetic including the study of: angle decimal conversion, the Pythagorean theorem, Sin, Cos, and Tan functions, and the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines.   Prerequisite: Completion of Machine Technology Level I Certificate, or with consent of instructor, MFG* 051: Manufacturing Math I
  • MFG 125 - Blueprint Reading II (3 Credits)
    Second course in blueprint reading. A further study of simple and complex drawings for machining or assembly purposes. Topics include the application and meaning of geometric characteristics and controls, the metric system, weldment, forging and casting drawings and procedures, communication with freehand sketches, blueprint terms and abbreviations.   Prerequisite: Completion of Machine Technology Level I Certificate, or with consent of instructor, MFG* 124: Blueprint Reading I.
  • MFG 165 - Intermediate Machine Technology (3 Credits)
     Intermediate Machine Technology provides the student an in-depth exposure to the lathe and milling manual operations. . Students will perform lathe operations consisting of center alignment, facing, center-drilling, chuck turning, turning between centers, boring, reaming, tapping, grooving, tapers, knurling, and threading. Vertical and Horizontal Milling Operations will include an introduction to the Offset Boring Head, Side Milling Cutters, and Face Milling Cutters.
  • MFG 160 - Introduction to GD&T (3 Credits)
    Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a language used on mechanical engineering drawings composed of symbols used to communicate accurately and efficiently geometry requirements for associated features on components and assemblies.. Topics include the following: introduction to symbols and terms, limits to size, data reference frame, form tolerance, geometric system functionality, orientation tolerances, position tolerances, profile tolerances, coaxial tolerances, tolerance analysis, and applications.
    General Course Objectives/Outcomes
    • Demonstrate an understanding of all the symbols used in GDT.
    • Demonstrate an ability to determine the acceptability of manufactured parts
    • based on GDT requirements.
    • Demonstrate an ability to use GDT symbols on an engineering drawing to
    • completely specify the form and limits of variation  of  features.
    • Demonstrate an ability to use GDT symbols to specify the form and limits of
    • variation of mating parts to insure that they will assemble properly.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of datums and datum reference frames.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of virtual conditions and their application to
    • tolerancing mating parts.
  • MFG 256 - Computer Numerical Control II (3 Credits)
    Second course in Computer Numerical Controlled programming. A further study of CNC programming for the Lathe and Vertical Machining Center. Topics include setup and tooling, programming simple parts, canned drilling cycles, circular interpolation, special milling cycles, cutter compensation, looping and macros, and special features.
  • QUA 114 - Manufacturing Quality Control (3 Credits)
    Second course in Computer Numerical Controlled programming.  A further study of CNC programming for the Lathe and Vertical Machining Center. Topics include setup and tooling, programming simple parts, canned drilling cycles, circular interpolation, special milling cycles, cutter compensation, looping and macros, and special features. Prerequisite: Completion of Machine Technology Level I Certificate, or with consent of instructor, MFG* 156: Manufacturing Machinery – CNC

Certificate Total: 34 Credits

CNC Milling Machine

The mission of the Asnuntuck Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is to provide participants with technology and academic education that leads to related and relevant career employment and continuous personal and professional development.